Now is the perfect time to go out and get yourself an Android device, as there are many great models on the market to choose from. One of the most popular of these is the Samsung Galaxy S3, however it is faced with competition following the recent Google announcement of the LG Nexus 4. So where do they stand against each other and how do you pick the right one for you? Let’s find out.
LG Nexus 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S3
When comparing these two devices one of the first things that might be the deciding factor is that the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with support for LTE and the Nexus 4 doesn’t. For those on T-Mobile this will not be such a huge deal, however if LTE is important to you and you are with another carrier, then the natural choice would be the Samsung Galaxy S3. No ifs or buts about it.
Another thing to bear in mind is that the US and the international versions of the handset differ. So here we are just comparing the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 against the LG Nexus 4. Let’s keep moving
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a display of 4.8 inches which is Super AMOLED and resolution of 1280 x 720. It runs on the dual core processor at 1.5GHz and it has ICS on the majority of carriers, or if you are lucky enough to be on Sprint then you will get the Jelly Bean 4.1 update, which other carriers will get at some point in the future.
The device has a camera of 8 megapixels on the back and a camera on the front of 1.9 megapixels. The Samsung Galaxy S3 will cost around $200 when you take it with a contract of two years.
The LG Nexus 4 comes with a resolution of 1280 x 768 on its 4.7 inch display and it has a quad core processor, 2GB RAM, but lacks LTE. It runs on Android 4.2 out of the box and comes with a camera of 8 megapixels and it has a camera of 1.3 on the front.
When the LG Nexus 4 is released on 13th November it will cost around $199.99 with a contract of two years on T-Mobile. However if you want the unlocked device you will have to pay out a ridiculously low $299 for the 8GB and for the 16GB it will be $349.
Both of the handsets have many things in common and they do provide a solid experience, however picking between them is simple. If you need LTE and plenty of storage space then go for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Otherwise the LG Nexus 4 is the better option thanks to its lower price tag, more powerful hardware, faster Android updates, better exterior design and a display which performs better in direct sunlight.